Effect of long-term smoking on whole-mouth salivary flow rate and oral health

Maryam Rad, Shahla Kakoie, Fateme Niliye Brojeni & Nasim Pourdamghan
Background and aims. Change in the resting whole-mouth salivary flow rate (SFR) plays a significant role in pathogenesis of various oral conditions. Factors such as smoking may affect SFR as well as the oral and dental health. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the effect of smoking on SFR, and oral and dental health. Materials and methods. One-hundred smokers and 100 non-tobacco users were selected as case and control groups, respectively. A...